Legal treatises and papers, made up of several separate pieces written in the 16th and 17th century in England
MS. Bodl. 872
Held at the Weston Library
Legal treatises and papers, the chief of which are:
- (fol. 5) 'Gervasij Tilburiensis De necessariis Scaccarij observantijs dialogus', the Dialogue de Scaccario written by Richard Fitz-Nigel, bp. of London (A.D. 1647), with a few additions and indexes at end. The date 1647 is on fols. 4, 61v.
- (fol. 81) Reports of some law cases in the time of James i and Charles i (first half of 17th century), in different hands, in French and English.
- (fol. 177) A treatise on the rights of ecclesiastical persons in England, chiefly as relating to benefices, with index, but no title (about A.D. 1640). The first chapter (out of twenty-seven) beg. 'Of Archbishopps and Bishops ... An Archbishopp is a spiritual person.'
- (fol. 277) 'A Lecture of Forrests, by C. P.', in ten chapters with a 'Proheme' (late 16th century). Chap. 1 beg. 'Of the dignitie of the king and his nobles. To deale in degrees.'
- (fol. 332) Four Lecturae 'Magistri Rogeri Manwood, Interioris Templi socij, super statutum de 21 H. 8, cap. 3 [on abridgement of Plaints in Assize], tempore Quadragesimali, A° 1565', in French (about A.D. 1570).
On a paper label on the back is 'Manusc: Jurid: Vol. ii' (17th century).
- made up of several separate pieces written in the 16th and 17th century in England
Language of Materials
MS. Bodl. 872
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 27652.